Yesterday (today for my friends a few time zones back) was one of those days where my day took a completely different spin from what I expected. But it was necessary to do, so there you are. Anyway, I hate that my posting is getting a bit erratic, so I’m posting now to compensate for the lack yesterday. My regular GPF is going up later today at 2PM(ish) CAT.
I’ve been thinking about crit partners last night as I went to sleep. A lot of people seem to believe (me included) that the best thing about crits are if they all pick up something for you to correct.
But then I was struck by something. (Sorry if this is old news.) All of us are wired differently. I’m a stickler for plot and characterization. I’ve been lucky enough to have found a CP who’s great at Voice.
Still another one is great at pointing out mediocre word choices and crutch words.
All of us have different talents. Which is great for me.
See, the devil is in the details. Those small, subtle errors that you miss won’t get past someone with a knack for picking up those types of errors.
I think that’s the beauty of being in the crit group or having more than on CP. It’s just that more likely to get the mistakes spotted.
So, what are your strengths and weaknesses when you write? Are you part of a crit group or crit partner arrangement?